This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2020, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. The statistics are grouped into themes which could be of interest to the industry and regulators.

The themes are as follows:

  1. The Merchant Fleet Population
  2. Classification Societies
  3. P&I
  4. Port State Control
  5. Vetting Programmes and Trade Associations

Ship size:
Ships are grouped by size into four categories:

  1. Small ships 100 GT to 499 GT.
  2. Medium ships 500 GT to 24.999 GT.
  3. Large ships 25.000 GT to 59.999 GT; and,
  4. Very Large ships ≥ 60.000 GT

Ship types:
Equasis uses over 100 descriptions of ship type provided by IHS Markit Maritime & Trade. For this report these types have been aggregated into 13 main types as follows:

  1. General Cargo Ships,
  2. Specialized Cargo Ships,
  3. Container Ships,
  4. Ro-Ro Cargo Ships,
  5. Bulk Carriers,
  6. Oil and Chemical Tankers,
  7. Gas Tankers,
  8. Other Tankers,
  9. Passenger Ships,
  10. Offshore Vessels,
  11. Service Ships,
  12. Tugs; and
  13. Fishing vessels
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Source of Information:
Equasis is fed by over 53 data providers (60 different data provisions) which can be
divided into six categories:

  1. Core ship and company data,
  2. PSC regimes,
  3. Classification Societies,
  4. P&I clubs and Insurance companies,
  5. Intergovernmental Organisations, Federations and National/EU Agencies; and
  6. Private companies and Associations from the Maritime Industry.

Source: Maritime Cyprus


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